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Juneau, Alaska to cap cruise ship passenger numbers

Alaska Residents Call For ‘Ship-Free Saturdays’ To Curb Overtourism

Alaska is a hugely popular destination for cruises which has led to the locals getting fed up with the hoards of passengers coming ashore. In an effort to curb numbers, residents are now demanding “ship-free Saturdays” in Juneau to give them a break from the crowds. Due to this, a curb is being put in place in Alaska’s capital to avoid overtourism. Juneau makes new...

Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland is fighting overtourism

Lauterbrunnen In Switzerland Battling Overtourism, Could Introduce Entry Fee

Many popular destinations in Europe are introducing measures to combat overtourism, including Venice, Amsterdam and Barcelona. However, another popular location, this time in Switzerland, is also battling against two many tourists. Lauterbrunnun is considering introducing a tourist tax to visit the village, which is popular on social media due to its charm and the...

View from Park Güell, Barcelona

Barcelona Bus Route To Park Güell Taken Off Maps Due To Overtourism

Park Güell is second only to the Sagrada Familia in popularity in Barcelona, Spain. Both are the incredible work of the late Antoni Gaudí, the famed Catalan Modernist architect. However, locals in the La Salut neighborhood of the city have had enough of hordes of tourists using their bus 116 route on the way to Park Güell. They have complained for years about sharing...

On the beach in Destin, Florida - tourism is booming thanks to Taylor Swift and her new album

New Taylor Swift Lyrics Boost Destin, Florida Tourism

For those who haven’t heard of Destin, this picturesque coastal gem nestles on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Meanwhile, the city is part of the state’s northern Panhandle that borders the Gulf of Mexico. Moreover, the location is renowned for its beautiful, emerald green waters and idyllic powdery white sand beaches comprised of Appalachian quartz. Taylor Swift has a...

Sagrada Familia Barcelona increases tourist tax

Spain News: Barcelona To Raise Tourist Tax On April 1

Over-tourism rears its head again as Barcelona announces an increase in its tourist tax on April 1. The iconic Spanish city first levied a tourist tax in 2012 to attract “quality” tourism, but now it is set to increase again. Read on to learn more about the tourist tax and how it affects travelers. Barcelona, Spain increases tourist tax once again Since it first...

Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

Tourists To Be Banned From Kyoto’s Geisha District Due To Misbehavior

  Local officials in Gion, the popular geisha district of Kyoto, are now banning tourists from the streets and alleys in the area. The reason is the lack of cultural awareness and the subsequent bad behavior by the tourists. It also forms part of the overtourism that has been affecting Japan since the end of the pandemic. Kyoto officials to ban tourists from...